CVRD Opposed to South Island Aggregates’ Application
The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), at its regular meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, unanimously endorsed the attached motion prepared by Director Bruce Fraser, Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake.
The motion will be forwarded to Environment Minister Terry Lake and his senior ministry officials along with a request for further meetings in order to work toward “harmonization and strengthening” of provincial regulations and CVRD land use bylaws to prohibit the deposition of contaminated soils on land in designated community watersheds.
The motion specifically:
- Opposes the deliberate permitting of the deposition of contaminated soils in watersheds used for domestic water supply;
- Comes out against the South Island Aggregates’ application for the use of contaminated soils in their mine reclamation project;
- Calls for the preparation of a new CVRD bylaw that prohibits the deposition of contaminated soils or waste in a designated community watershed; and
- Calls for the continuing of the collaborative relationship with the provincial Ministry of Environment in order that provincial regulations and CVRD bylaws can be “harmonized and strengthened” to prevent future risks to community domestic water supplies.
For Further Information Contact:
Tom Anderson 250.746.2601
Planning & Development Department